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8 Best Travel Tips for a Fantastic Journey

Are you planning to travel and take a break from the daily worries of life? Do you know how to plan a successful and fun trip? Here’s all the information you need to plan a journey that encompasses all you need to travel well, from where to go to how to get there to local travel tips.

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Planning A Vacation? 6 Tips To Pick Your Destination

With pandemic restrictions slowly lifting, now it’s a great time to move around and travel. Due to work, domestic obligations, and overall life stress, it's always a good idea to take a break and move around as much as you comfortably and safely can. With that said, it's easier said than done to book a place and go through with your travel plans. The hardest part of the experience is picking a place to visit (So. Many. Choices.), and that's where most people scrap the idea entirely.

Yinka Shonibare Wows with Extraordinarily Beautiful, Deeply Nuanced Exhibition at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

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Apr 05, 2022 / 0 comments

One of our favorite places within Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is the art exhibition space. In an enormous complex completely devoted to art and nature, there’s so much to see here. But as you excitedly venture through the front doors and traverse the gorgeous new entryway, plan time to peruse a landmark art exhibition before heading to the Butterflies are Blooming exhibit in the conservatory (running now) or exploring the vast sculpture gardens (perhaps once we stay above freezing temps here in Michigan). 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: From Forward Movement to Giant Leaps

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Apr 05, 2022 / 0 comments

In 2012, when Hurricane Sandy struck, I lived in Long Beach, NY. Living right on the ocean meant the threat of a hurricane could necessitate a water rescue. We were able to safely evacuate and had a safe place to stay. We left for our own safety—and so that no rescuers would need to risk their own life to save us. In the hurricane’s aftermath, we volunteered at the Long Beach Ice Arena, which quickly became the donation/distribution hub for the entire barrier island. Help came from everywhere.

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Art, History, Music, and the Great Outdoors: Interesting Things to Do In Michigan

Michigan is a beautiful state with plenty to offer tourists and residents alike. Whatever you love, you're sure to find it here. Visitors come from all around the United States and the world to play, learn, eat well, and enjoy Michigan's four distinct seasons.

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Renowned Education Researchers on “I Love Learning”

The following is an excerpt from 10 Steps to Develop Great Learners by Professor John Hattie and Educator Kyle Hattie.

10 Steps to Develop Great Learners by Professor John Hattie and Educator Kyle Hattie.

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The Best Pro Tools For Digital Nomads And Online Educators

Many people didn't need work-from-home advice during the pandemic since they've already been doing it way before the start of the global health crisis. While stay at home directives consumed much of 2020 and beyond, the exponential rise of digital nomads, embracing the ethos that location is everything, continued its surge. In the US alone, there was a 112% increase in the number of digital nomads, which include online educators, from 2019 to 2021. Of course, these workers may not always be in the US; such is the prerogative of the digital nomad.

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Growing the Rhyme and Encouraging Imagination

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Where to go on holiday in Bulgaria

Often forgotten and underestimated (probably because of the location), Bulgaria is becoming a more and more popular destination for travelers looking to explore somewhere historic, cultural, and new to them. There are so many places to see and moments to experience in Bulgaria! Here are my top three places to visit on your holidays in Bulgaria.

Where to go on holiday in Bulgaria

Music for Reflection, Courage, and Hope

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Mar 21, 2022 / 0 comments

Connection and community: as events  shift and change, so do understandings and perspectives about events and circumstances.

Music can offer a thread that pulls through, a life line, even a life boat, in times of change. There are dark times; there are lighter times. Music can be a friend along the way through all these shifts and changes.

That is something people in Ireland have known a good bit about through the long course of the island's history. One aspect that recurs in the song and tune of Ireland is the ability to lift spirits in the midst of hard times.

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